Presented by Mae Tanner, Justice Connect NFP Law & James Kendal, Clayton Utz
Do you fully understand your legal duties as a board or committee member?
As a committee or board member of a community organisation, it’s important you’re fully aware of your legal responsibilities. This essential training will help you better understand:
the legal role of committee members as decision makers
the difference between governance and management
the importance of your organisations’ rules and legal purpose or objects
the 4 main legal duties of committee members
other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
potential liabilities and how to protect your organisation
This session will be co-presented with Clayton Utz Special Counsel, James Kendal. James will discuss the governing documentation community organisations must have in place, and how those documents can and should work as a part of your organisation's everyday administration. For example, if something is amiss within your organisation, what can you, as a committee or board member do? Does your governing documentation ensure there are processes in place for you to voice your concerns early?
Morning tea will be provided.
About the Presenters
Mae Tanner, Lawyer and Trainer at Not-for-profit Law
Admitted to practice in 2008, Mae initially worked as a commercial lawyer and a judge’s associate in the Federal Court of Australia. During five years working in Samoa and Myanmar, Mae gained expertise in training and advising on governance and regulatory issues as a lawyer with a variety of nongovernmental organisations, government bodies and the United Nations. Mae has a Masters in Human Rights and is passionate about assisting notfor-profit organisations to achieve their mission. She has a particular interest in governance, privacy law and managing volunteers. A volunteer herself, Mae was previously a board member for NTA East Indonesia Aid Organisation and is currently involved in establishing a global association of human rights advocates and activists.
James Kendal, Special Counsel at Clayton Utz
James Kendal is a Special Counsel in the Corporate and Government Services Group of Clayton Utz. He is experienced in advising both public and private sector clients on their rights and responsibilities under contract and legislation and on regulatory issues, from his work on a range of major infrastructure, government procurement, regulatory and commercial projects across Australia. He has worked for clients across a broad range of industries, including airports, government, statutory corporations, public utilities and construction.